The next gen Audi S5 and 2018 Audi A5 Sportback have made their media debut finally. There were lots of speculations about the styling that were coming from the spy photos since October. The 2nd gen 5 door coupe includes several interesting features. These consist of short overhangs, stretched wheelbase, wraparound domed hood. There is a singleframe grille as well. It is now wider and flatter than the previous version. The rear end has an arch shaped lid.
The interior of the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback is also quite significant. The length of the interior has been increased by 17 mm. The passenger and driver’s shoulder space has been increased by 11 millimeters. The rear knee room has now been increased by 24 millimeters. According to the photos, it seems the interior is equipped with luxurious blends of colors, precision of fit along with premium materials. These features shall definitely enhance the overall sophistication on the inside. The instrument panel includes a huge Audi Virtual Cockpit. The MMI includes a screen of 8.3 inch, touch sensitive and rotary control buttons. These shall ensure a versatile function of the infotainment system.
During the market launch, 3 TDI and 2 TFSI engine options will be available for the buyers. The engine versions will deliver between 190 and 286 hp of power. Apart from the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback, the S5 will be launching the most powerful engine version at the market launch. It is the turbocharged V6 engine of 3.0 liter. This engine version will be able to generate 354 horsepower. The power is 21 horsepower more than the current Audi S5 model. However, the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback is the most lightweight model in it segment. The new gen model rides on MLB Evo platform. The weight of the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback has been reduced by 187.4 lbs. The model now weighs only 3,240.8 pounds. The next gen Audi S5 and A5 will be arriving in Europe and Germany in early next year. The price for the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback begins from EUR 37,800. On the other hand, the S5 model is EUR 62,500.